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Golden Sun

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Overall 8
8.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Interesting dungeons and puzzles, Lots of djinni to collect, Gorgeous graphics, flashy battles
  • Cons: Battles are mostly too easy, Plot gets derailed a lot, Puzzles often vary wildly in difficulty
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Overall 8
8.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Thunderbolt Games
16 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The world has changed. It’s been thirty years since the end of The Lost Age and the appearance of the titular Golden Sun, and its effects are still being felt to this day. The entire planet has reformed; continents have been destroyed and remade, the ocean levels have lowered, and every last remnant of the former realm of Weyward has been affected.
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Overall 7
7.3

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

AV Club
13 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The Japanese-style role-playing game doesn’t lend itself well to direct sequels. Their entire premise depends on characters exploring the entire world to completion, so what’s supposed to happen next? The original Golden Sun and its 2003 sequel succeeded by telling a single story over two games. Failures include Final Fantasy X-2, which turned players into tourists in its old game world—then it made fun of tourists.
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Overall 8
7.5

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Nintendo World Report
3 December 2010
  • Summary: The return trip to Wayard shines a bit less brightly.
  • Pros: It's great to return to the world of Wayard., The gameplay mechanics are still fun., The graphics are among the best on the DS.
  • Cons: The lack of any change to the mechanics is disappointing., The music isn't quite as appealing as its predecessors., The story is underdeveloped and loses focus.
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Digital Chumps
30 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is mostly what we were waiting for in a sequel to the classic original titles. With just about everything you can expect from the series brought over onto the DS, this game features the high production values and classic jRPG gameplay coupled with the rewarding puzzles and unique Djinn battle system. Fans of the series may be turned off by the lack of difficulty, excessive dialogue, and scattered storyline.
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Digital Chumps
30 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is mostly what we were waiting for in a sequel to the classic original titles. With just about everything you can expect from the series brought over onto the DS, this game features the high production values and classic jRPG gameplay coupled with the rewarding puzzles and unique Djinn battle system. Fans of the series may be turned off by the lack of difficulty, excessive dialogue, and scattered storyline.
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Overall 8
8.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Review

1UP
26 November 2010
  • Summary: Camelot improves on the Golden Sun formula but still falls short of greatness.
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Overall 8
8.4
Graphics 10
9.6
Sound 9
9.0
Control 9
9.4
Addiction 8
8.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Review

Cheat Code Central
22 September 2010
Overall 8
8.0

NDS Review - 'Golden Sun: Dark Dawn'

WorthPlaying
9 September 2010
  • Summary: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn picks up 30 years after the first two games in the series left off. At the end of Golden Sun: The Lost Age, the heroes succeeded in bringing the world-healing power of the Golden Sun back to the world of Weyard. In the years since, the immense power of the Golden Sun has changed nearly everything.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Kidzworld
14 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Gather up your Djinns and get ready to fight some evil as the Golden Sun series returns in style!
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